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Novara Roxhill Bike Shorts - Men'sis rated3.7778out of5by9.
Rated5out of5byMichaelCHIfromJust terrific shortsBought these on a whim and glad I did. These shorts are sharp. The black and gray plaid is subtle, and the reflective white threads woven through the pattern look good when the light hits them.
These shorts have features found in other Novara men's bike shorts: reflective trim and snap-flap closures on the back pockets, and stretch-mesh front pockets that feel just a tad too shallow (but have actually proven themselves adequate for the keys and phone I regularly tuck into them). I'm 6'2", 185 lbs. and wear a 34; the waist is snug but not tight. All in all, a perfect fit in my book.
I regularly take these on rides of 20-50 miles and they remain comfortable throughout. I don't usually wear padded bike shorts, so the small-ish amount of padding in these is fine with me. They're also perfectly at home on the street or at a restaurant. Durable, good-looking, and they wash up and dry without a wrinkle or complaint.
REI and Novara: More like this, please!
Date published: 2013-07-25
Rated5out of5byMichaelCHIfromGreat shorts -- on and off the bikeI bought these on impulse and am so glad I did. They've become my favorite pair of shorts.
The styling is great. The reflective accents and threads in the plaid are attention-getters, on and off the road. Sizing is accurate. I'm 6'2", 185 lbs. and wear a 34 waist in other pants and these shorts as well. The legs are about knee length on me -- right where I like them.
I've taken these as far as 40 miles, and the somewhat-minimal padding didn't seem inadequate to me. These are comfortable and perfect if you don't want to walk around in Spandex.
REI/Novara got it right with these. Highly recommended.
Date published: 2013-07-08
Rated5out of5byTwotomfromGets you there in styleREI did their homework, and it shows. Comfortable fit, good-looking, nice features such as the reflective piping on legs and back pockets that you can hide during the day. Even the pin stripes in the fabric are reflective.
The padding is minimal, but that is exactly what I want when riding around town. When I mountain bike, I wear shorts that are made for mountain biking.
Date published: 2013-06-29
Rated4out of5byzachmonfromEasy on the eyes harder on the seatI like the fact that these can pass for regular shorts. Good material and fit. They are really not the best for long or hard riding though as the padding is a bit thinner than regular bike shorts.
Date published: 2013-06-05
Rated4out of5bySethy79fromGood for casual useI picked these up for my commute to/from work in Chicago. I like the style of them. They feel a little long, but on the bike, that works out well because I don't end up with half of my thigh exposed to the sun. They feel heavy-weight, but they are not too hot on the warms days so far. I like the slightly stretchy material that is good for biking without having to wear spandex around town. I also like that I can walk around in them without feeling stupid-looking.
That said, they do chafe a bit when you get sweaty. If I had fancy underwear maybe it wouldn't be a problem though. Also, there is not much padding, but it is there. I personally dislike any padding and prefer to have none at all, but my commute is typically less than 12 miles at the most each way, so if you are planning a long ride, these might not be the best idea. Overall, I like them and would definitely buy them again.
-Feel heavy and well-made, but are still cool and comfortable in the heat
-I like the reflective thread and accents
-U-lock pocket is sweet
-Front pockets are tiny! They should be twice as deep
-Sizing seems too small. I normally wear a 32, but those felt skin tight. The 34 is too loose though. Why can't we have a 33?
-Slight chafing when you get sweaty.
Date published: 2013-05-21
Rated4out of5bymcgongfromGreat Casual Bike ShortsThese shorts are great if you are slim person. I'm 5-11 and weigh 150lbs so they fit me pretty good. A little on the snug side, but the material stretches a bit, so they are really comfortable for me. I like the length as they are just below the knee. I always have trouble finding long enough shorts.
I wouldn't recommend these shorts are long rides, but short 10-15 mile rides, these have been pretty good. The padding included on them is nothing compared to your higher end shorts like Dakine or Pearl Izumi, but for commuting or short rides, it's enough.
Only grip is the pockets. They are very shallow. Would be cautious putting an iphone in the pocket on a ride.
Background: I own a lot of different shorts from Fox, Pearl, Dakine, Zoic, The North Face and Royal Racing.
Date published: 2013-05-06
Rated1out of5byVoodoobikefromDon't botherPadding completely inadequate and almost an afterthought. The short itself is fine, yet as far as a cycling short it is no better than a hiking short. I'm returning my pair.
Date published: 2013-05-06
Rated4out of5byEl Dorado ScouterfromEveryone likes the lookGot kudos from friends/family re: the stylish plaid. These wear/feel like regular casual shorts... no waddling around avoiding the pad. So as weekend bike trip wear - perfect. Front pockets are a bit small, but rear pockets are large. Belt loop in back designed to hold U-lock actually works. Coolest feature - single reflectorized threads are invisible in daylight, but glow when lit after dusk.
Date published: 2013-04-14
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Novara Roxhill Bike Shorts - Men's Customer Reviews